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The 1939 Fabricator
PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS
NEW BEDFORD TEXTILE SCHOOL
NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS
r I ^ODAY is the age of golden opportunities
-*- to the youth of the nation who desire to
increase their education in some chosen
field of endeavor and thereby equip them-
selves with the tools of education necessary
to achieve success in their chosen profession.
Of all the diversified lines of study open to
the youth of the country, New Bedford Textile
School offers as unique an education as can
be found in any of our institutions. Although
the school does not award the much desired
degree of Bachelor of Science, the practical
knowledge and close contact with the outside
industries, which our institution always
strives to maintain, is a factor which will be
of great importance to the student when he
later realizes that this practical knowledge
gained in school is a necessary implement for
his position in the industry.
The New Bedford Textile School was
founded for the purpose of establishing and
maintaining a textile school for instruction
in the theory and practical art of textiles and
kindred branches of the industry. The school
primarily confines itself to instruction in the
cotton branch of the textile industry, although
rayon is now finding its place in the course
of instruction. The whole of the machinery
and apparatus in the school is modern, being
constructed especially for the school. There
is no manufacturing establishment which can
present so large a variety of machinery as
the New Bedford Textile School offers, as the
school's machinery is selected to afford the
maximum facilities for all kinds of experi-
Many diversified courses are offered in the
school, each giving a complete education
along a specialized line of study. The course
in cotton manufacturing is designed to give
the student a thorough fundamental knowledge of the different processes
entering into the construction of a piece of cloth from the raw staple to
the finished product. The first two years are spent studying the funda-
mentals of cotton manufacturing, during which time the student is also
given various allied subjects each of which is more or less essential to
the manufacturing of cotton fabrics. The student is well versed in all
the processes which are carried on in a textile manufacturing establishment.
In third year he is thrown on his own resources, as most of the work in the
final year is original, thereby exciting the initiative of the individual. The
course is thorough and prepares the student for executive positions in any of
the various processes necessary to cotton cloth manufacturing.
To the individual interested in chemistry, the Chemistry, Dyeing and
Finishing Course provides a thorough knowledge of the chemistry of the
textile processes involved in the manufacturing of cotton cloth. To insure
a perfect foundation, the first two years are devoted almost entirely to
chemical subjects and laboratory, as general chemistry, chemical analysis
and organic chemistry. The student also must pursue many allied sub-
jects as well as a study of the various fibres and methods of coloring them.
The final year is spent in study of commercial methods of processing cotton
fabrics and in the last semester, the student carries out a thesis, developing
by his own initiative some improvement in chemical processes, whereby he
increases his own knowledge of the specific process chosen and increases the
total accumulation of research material for students who follow.
The Designing Course is a branch of study closely allied to the cotton
manufacturing course but offers more extensive work in weaving and the
designing and analysis of cotton fabrics. The student is taught in all
the various types of construction of the different cotton fabrics and obtains
a thorough knowledge of each.
Manufacturing of knit goods is another course allied with the general
cotton manufacturing course but is more adapted to the needs of those
students desiring a thorough knowledge of the knitting industry. The
student is instructed in methods of operation of various types of knitting
machines. Instruction given covers both the technical and practical parts
of the business as well as the fundamentals of cotton manufacturing.
Students with a mechanical inclination find the Mechanical Course well
fitted for their desires. A practical knowledge of the mechanical side of
a textile mill is obtained, as well as extensive training in drafting, in this
two-year certificate course.
The Testing and Fabric Analysis Course and the Rayon Preparation
Course have recently come into more prominence. The increasing demand
for laboratory technicians and research men has made graduates of these
courses of technical methods of testing and analysis, men of importance
in the outside industry. The ever increasing demand for research in the
cotton industry will cause these courses to enlarge in the years to follow.
Honorable Samuel Ross
With respect for his ability as a legislator; with appreciation and regard
for his impartial judgment so often rendered between employers and
employees; with gratitude for his faithful and tireless efforts for the wel-
fare and development of the New Bedford Textile School, of which he
was one of the original founders; we dedicate this 1939 issue of the
Fabricator to him whom we call friend — FRIEND
George Walker, Principal
Maud L. Clark, Senior Bookkeeper
Ellen Broadmeadow, Senior Clerk
Vivian Pimental, Junior Clerk
HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS
Fred E. Busby, S.B., Chemistry, Dyeing and Finishing
Thomas H. Gourley, Carding and Spinning
Fred Beardsworth, Warp Preparation and Weaving
James Giblin, Designing i j a> -f^ J _ ^ j '•>..—
John L. Fawcett, Rayon and Knitting
Morris Crompton, Engineering and Mechanical Drafting
Edward L. Murphy, Chemistry, Dyeing and Finishing
ABRAM Brooks, Chemistry, Dyeing and Finishing
Frank L. D. Weymouth, A.B., Chemistry, Dyeing and Finishing
Malcolm H. Richardson, General
Adam Bayreuther, Machine Shop
John E. Foster, B.S. in C. E., Mechanical Department
Antone Rodil, Warp Preparation and Weaving
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A universe of comradeship amongst our schoolday friends,
To a life of new acquaintances, that follow business trends
Leaving the old behind, both worlds at once we view
Now standing on the threshold of the new.
C. P. F.
Clifford P. Flanagan
Editor in Chief
John J. Libby
J. Edward Houghton
THE 1939 FABRICATOR STAFF
Alfred J. Zawisza
Ass't Advertising Manager
LOUIS PACHECO, JR.
J. GERARD AILLERY— Phi Psi
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Chemistry 80 West Trinity Street
"Happy as the day is long" is a proper epigram for Jerry. He has been loads
of fun and we will sure miss his early morning deliverances on any general
Activities: Basketball; Golf; Soccer.
ALBERT B. ANSELMO
50 Valentine Street
Al has played soccer and basketball and he has always played the game clean.
The game of life is rather rough, but if you play it clean you will get by, Al.
Activities: Basketball; Tennis; Soccer.
WILLIAM D. ARMITAGE
Chemistry 46 Ryan Street
A big husky football player with a sense of humor, second to none. He has
put his heart and soul in chemistry and he expects to get just as much back,
ing that Bill can desire as far
Activities: Soccer; Associate Literary Editor.
There is nothing that Bill can desire as far as build is concerned.
JAMES W. BEATTIE, JR.— Phi Psi
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Chemistry Wood Street, Middleboro, Mass.
Many times we have thought Jim was hired by the Middleboro Chamber of
Commerce to come to school. His praise of his native town, mixed with his
subtle wit has caused much merriment in the lab.
ARMAND BELLA VANCE
32 McGurk Street
All the girls have put Vance on their must list. His looks are reminiscent of
Robert Taylor, but this does not prevent him from being a rough and ready
Activities: Dance Committee 3.
274 Dawson Street
Tall and lanky Luddy has a brilliant sense of humor mixed with a ready wit.
He has caused Mr. Bayreuther much joy in night classes, being one of the most
ambitious N.Y.A. boys.
DAVID S. BRAIDEN— D. K.
Chemistry 500 So. Third St., Rochelle, 111.
Dave is God's gift from Illinois and a candid camera fiend of the first water. He
has taken many swell pictures in his spare time and many of the chaps "look up"
to Dave as a photographer. Quite a job considering his 6 ft. 5 in.
Activities: Basketball 1. 2; Dance Committee 3; Asst. Business Manager.
HERBERT A. BRIGGS
111 Park Street
Herb has a natural ability for accuracy in dyeing. He has been very successful
with any dye job he has undertaken. "Happy dyeing, Herb."
Activities: Basketball 2, 3.
ROBERT E. CONNOR— D. K.
Chemistry 164 Main St., Fairhaven, Mass.
Bob never spent as much time on any analysis as he did on the oil analysis. Now
he claims that his oil salvaged from the hurricane was a gyp.
SAMUEL CRAVEN, JR.— Phi Psi
Chemistry 178 Hudson Street
The man that said "little things come in small packages" must have had Sam
in mind. Even though small he commands the respect of us all. A great little
Activities: Soccer 1, 2, 3; Baseball 2, 3; Basketball 3; Dance Committee; Asst. Sports
Chemistry 250 Harwich Street
Paul, with all his meekness really can create quite a stir if he really wants to.
He is the fashion plate of the class and he believes that Esquire has copied many
of Paul's styles.
ERNEST DES RUISSEAU— Phi Psi
Mechanical 79 Clark Street
Ernie is very well known outside of the shop, but then there is the old adage that
he who minds his own business will succeed.
JOSEPH D1AS— Phi Psi
Chemistry 361 County Street
Joe plunges through his lah work in the same way he plunges through the line for
the Murphy Club. Hoping you make a chemical touchdown. Also a candid
Activities: Soccer 1. 2. 3; Baseball; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Class President 2; Chairman
Hup Committee 3.
GEORGE H. DUCKWORTH— Phi Psi
Chemistry 22 Viall Street
George asks what side you are on and then argues against you and the tragic part
is, he is usually right. He has been a useful aid to the debating team.
Activities: Debating 3; Chairman Prom Committee 3; Cap and Gown Committee 3;
Dance Committee 3.
Mechanical 68 Liberty Street
It is said "be quiet and don't be noticed," but Norm has a way of being quiet
and being noticed, too. He is small, but well liked in the bargain. Under his
guidance as manager, the baseball team will go far.
Activities: Baseball Manager 3.
CLIFFORD P. FLANAGAN
Chemistry 95 Mill Road
Cliff has had many trials and tribulations as our editor, but with all his trouble
and worry he has kept up his good standing. He is also quite a talker and has
been a mainstay of the debating team.
Activities: Editor; Debating 1, 2, 3; Soccer 3; Chairman Hop Committee 1; Chairman
Ring Committee 3; Dance Committee 3; Class Vice-President 1; Treasurer 2.
487 Hillman Street
FREDERICK E. GEARY-
Fred is a very busy man, having been president of the Phi Psi and manager
of the basketball team. Both of them have prospered under his guidance. Look
for Fred in an executive capacity.
Activities: President Phi Psi; Golf 1, 2; Manager Basketball 3; Dance Committee 3;
Delegate Phi Psi Convention 2, 3; Humor Editor 3.
EUGENE H. GOLDRICK
50 Richmond Street
Gene looks like a typical mechanic. He is a big, husky fellow with muscles that
would put Charlie Atlas to shame. He is, however, an avowed woman hater.
682 Cottage Street
JOHN V. HARRINGTON
John really tried to reform the chemistry course, but found it hopeless, so he
turned to dry cleaning for his hobby. He had much better success in this line.
Really a true plugger.
Activities: Soccer 2; Dance Committee 1, 3;
ANNETTE J. HORVITZ
Special 55 Court Street
June is the one fair maiden of our class; but this is no hindrance, for she has
really secured her share of knowledge, since entering our portals.
Activities: Dance Committee 3.
Mechanical 253 Query Street
Here is a quiet reserved chap who keeps to himself and studies hard. He has
never been seen out at night due to his studies, hut it is reported that once in a »'
while he ventures out. He has a great future.
J. EDWARD HOUGHTON
"Deacon" . 1 n J
Chemistry 58 Central Avenue
Deacon has had great success as an athlete. He has shown his ability in a
business line, as ad manager of the year book. He lives up to his nick-name,
except on the basketball court.
Activities: Advertising Manager; Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, 1, 2, 3; Hop Committee
1; Dance Committee 3.
»' NELSON W. KESSELL— Phi Psi
,v (V^ 1y General Cotton Mf s- 242 Wood Street
-^y^ . J A/^oouthern conditions, claims Nelson, are by far an exaggeration, but none of us
jf si^.i"* can argue with him on this point. All we know is that the South has produced
some good tennis players and Nelson is no exception. He hails from South
Activities: Tennis 1, 2. 3; Ring Committee 3; Dance Committee 3; Hop Committee 1.
General Cotton Mfg.
JOHN J. LIBBY— D. K.
6 Elm Terrace, Waterville, Maine
John, who excelled in hockey and skiing in his home state, has turned to cooking
and business management for his occupation here. The meals that John has
turned out are par excellence and his managing of the Fabricator rivals his
Activities: Business Manager; Hop Committee 1; Baseball 2, 3; Basketball Manager 2;
Dance Committee 3; Sec. Delta Kappa.
Rayon Preparation 16 E. Madison Ave., Johnstown, N. Y.
Ray is the original college man at Textile. Looking like a page out of Esquire,
He transferred here from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and one should
hear him tell of Philly's night life.
Elky is Textile's "Whizzer White.'
aptitude, Elky is popular with all.
Activities: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, 1, 2, 3; Sports Editor
209 Chestnut Street
Brilliant in sports, brilliant in scholastic
ELTON MANN— Phi Psi
ALFRED J. MIKUS
163 David Street
Here is a machinist with great executive ability. This combination is unbeatable
in any field. A fiend with a baseball bat, Al will either make the big leagues,
or become a first-class machinist.
Activities: Basketball, Baseball, 2, 3; Class Secretary 3; Ring Committee 3; Dance
GORDON W. OGDEN— Phi Psi
General Cotton Mfg. 202 Allen Street
We are afraid that the nurses at St. Luke's hospital will be broken-hearted when
their handsome newsboy becomes a mill superintendent. Gordon has a fine chance
Activities: Treasurer 3; Secretary 2.
JOSEPH W. OGRODNIK
Mechanical 178 Reynolds Street
Joe is one of the mainstays of the C.Y.O. basketball league and, not only that,
he comes back to school nights for civil service classes. A man with his ambi-
tion and "go" will get along with the best of them.
Activities: Basketball 2.
LOUIS PACHECO, JR.— D. K.
General Cotton Mfg.
168 Acushnet Avenue
Louis is one of the best natured of the graduates and he is well liked by all. He
has the most peculiar hobby of any of us, he loves to haunt junk yards.
Activities: Class Vice President 2, 3; Hop Committee 1; Dance Committee 3; Tennis
1, 2, 3; President D. K.
24 Roosevelt Street
A very quiet and refined athlete. He has made his mark on the soccer pitch
not only for the school, but for teams of the City League. He can adapt himself
to almost any line, including mechanical engineering. His only pet hate is women.
Activities: Soccer, Baseball, 2, 3; Dance Committee 3.
STANLEY J. PELCZARSKI— D. K.
General Cotton Mfg.
67 Emma Street
In any sports write-up coming" from Textile, one will find the name Pelczarski.
One of the class's three letter men, he has always made an outstanding appearance.
Activities: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, 1, 2. 3.
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HARRY T. PERKINS, JR.-
General Cotton Mfg. Ill Main Street, Fairhaven, Mass.
Harry has made many an impression in the world of art. He will eventually
succeed in the field of designing.
DONALD PHINNEY— D. K.
Chemistry 75 Chestnut Street
Chemistry is Don's chosen profession, but if chemistry fails his hot trumpet
will carry him far.
Activities: Dance Committee 3.
JOHN PIERACCINI, JR.— D. K.
Mechanical 148 Shawmut Avenue
Junior has a natural athletic aptitude. He is proficient in both football and
basketball and he has few peers when it comes to sinking baskets. Here's hoping
that you are as apt at the game of life.
Activities: Basketball 2; Prom Committee 3; Dance Committee 3.
JOSEPH F. POLLITT
121 Fern Street
Joe is another quiet and unnoticed machinist. He has many sterling qualities,
but he never speaks about himself, so no one knows just what he thinks about.
JAMES Y. POTTER. JR.
General Cotton Mfg.
213 Tremont Street
Jim has spent three years in Textile, but we are told that his interest lies in
watches. He is said to be a connoisseur of Swiss watches.
JOSEPH G. ROSE, 3rd
Mechanical 15 Summer Street, Fairhaven, Mass.
Joe is one of our neighbors across the river. Many of his instructors have heard
the excuse, "The bridge was open." Joe has played basketball and Stan Szulic
wishes there were more like Joe.
Activities: Basketball 2. 3; Baseball 3.
FREDERICK L. SCHICK
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433 Cedar Grove Street
The cherubic, angelic jitterbug has taught Textile how to jam. When he starts
to cut rugs, all the alligators begin to beat it out on the nearest flat surface.
He's just a flat-foot floogie from the north end.
Activities: Golf 3; Basketball 2: Baseball 2.
ERNEST A. SCHWEIDENBACK
285 Allen Street
Ernie taught New Bedford how to swim. He has taught many of the youngsters
aquatic tactics. He is also a very good machinist and a very personable chap.
Activities: Cap and Gown Committee 3.
DONALD T. SMITH— Phi Psi
Chemistry 110 Observatory St., Bennington, Vt.
Smithy has made a very able class president and he will be a success in any
field he chooses to follow. He comes from the state of Vermont.
Activities: Class President 3; Treasurer 2; Vice President Phi Psi; Dance Committee 1.
Chemistry 569 Shawmut Avenue
"Hank" has been very active in his work while at "Tech" as a glance below will
show. We will always remember him as a Debater and "highly esteemed" ? ?
Activities: Literary Editor, Debating, 1, 2, 3; Manager 3; Chairman Cap and Gown Com-
mittee 3; Hop Committee 1, 3; Dance Committee 3.
RICHARD C. TEMPLE
Chemistry 154 Eugenia Street
We always admire a man who works nights and comes to school days, but when
he remains among the leaders in his studies, orchids are due.
Activities: Dance Committee 3.
SCOTT WHITCHER, JR.— D. K.
General Cotton Mfg.
168 Reed Street
When we look at Scott, we can only lament that Textile has not a football team.
He is the big, husky type that would make any college coach jump with joy.
Activities: Baseball 2, 3; Hop Committee 1; Dance Committee 3; Prom Committee 3.
533 So. Second Street
ALFRED J. ZAWISZA
When you hear a laugh that makes a chill run down your spine, you know Wizzy
has reached an end point. Life for Wizzy is chemistry and more chemistry.
Activities: Baseball Manager 2; Asst. Advertising Manager; Dance Committee 3.
CLASS OF 1940
Second Row — P. Riley, T. Ziemba, F. McQuillan, C. Carlin, W. Marceau, J. Gilman, F. Buba.
Front Row — J. Leal, E. Simpson, E. Mullaly, M. Kramer, E. Wilson.
This column is to acquaint the readers
with the members of the Second Year
CARL CARLIN, one fellow who appre-
ciates beautiful music. His favorite or-
chestra is Willie Bryant, draw your own
JOHN GILMAN, another chemist musi-
cally inclined, he plays the jug beautifully.
PAUL RILEY, a true chemist who has
great inventive ability. Plays soccer and
basketball well also.
MILTON KRAMER— can little smiling
"Miltie" help it if he is the toughest guy
in the class? Neither can anyone else.
THEODORE ZIEMBA— better known as
"Teddy", bound to become a great man
in a Chemical Industry.
EDWARD MULLALY— better known as
"Ted", due to succeed; perhaps some day
he will be known as the Great Surgeon.
EDWARD SIMPSON— destined to be a
Good Textile Chemist and a member of the
next Olympic Rifle Team.
EARL WILSON— perhaps Earl will
some day own the newspaper for which
he is now working.
FELIX BUBA, will be a great orchestra
leader with a hobby, which is probably
WILLIAM MARCEAU — known as
"Bill", and if anyone has any ideas of
World Affairs, "Bill" will try to bring
them over to his side.
JOSEPH LEAL — Joe to anyone in
school. Breaks all speed records with his
car. Joe and John Gilman are inseparable
pals, try to separate them.
FRANCIS McQUILLAN— a good-heart-
ed romeo. Frank's side line, besides his
chemistry, is managing an up-and-coming
CLASS OF 1940
Let me introduce the students in the
*"mad mill men" class.
RAYMOND BABBITT ("Cowboy") :
This strong silent he-man seems to have
missed his calling. He spends most of his
time at the Truesdale Hospital in Fall
River, with the "sweetest, little nurse in
training," so we are told. Perhaps he
should have been a doctor.
LEON BOIKO ("Bowkow") :
"Bow'kow" spends more of his time out
of school than in school, usually on Exam-
ination Days, but we must give him credit,
for while he is in school he knows as much
as the instructors — ask him sometime. The
class is trying to collect enough money to
send Leon back to Russia.
ARTHUR COE (Art) :
Art is the father of the class, and he is
very popular. He is the top trumpet player
and musician of the class. Art is still true
to his native Fairhaven.
GEORGE CURRY (Curry) :
Curry is one man, at least, who does not
believe that "variety is the spice of life".
He has been going around with the same
girl practically all his life. It seems that
Poloquin and Tripp have been trying to
get Curry out just one night an give him
a little variety, but George won't be led
from the straight and narrow path.
RICHARD DALESSANDRO (Dick) :
Dick is the gentleman of the class. He
loves to work, for when he finds a moment
of leisure, he does more work. Dick thinks
that Poloquin can find more ways to make
mistakes than anyone in the class.
RAYMOND GOBEIL ("Gobble"):
If anyone wants to hire a first class
stooge, Gobble is the man guaranteed to
give results. If it were not for him the
class would be forced to hire a jester to
keep things alive.
WILLIAM POISSON ("Hank"):
"Hank," an authority in the class on
swing bands, is a very hard worker, but
manages to squeeze in a few moments to
fight with Ray Gobeil or Johnnie Walsh.
He had a little accident awhile back, but
when he found he couldn't collect insur-
ance, he quickly recovered.
RUDOLPH POLOQUIN ("Rudy"):
"Rudy" better known as "Cassanova" is
God's Gift to Women. Some one has to
keep the fair sex happy.
LESLIE TRIPP ("Trippie") :
Here is the original "man about town".
He is like a page from Esquire. Our spies
tell us that Trippie has practically paid
off the mortgage on the Bridge Diner.
JOHN WALSH ("Walshy") :
Walshy is the original white collar
worker of the class. He hates to get his
hands dirty, but thanks to Prof. Richard-
son, he has not been able to stay spotless.
He is also quite an authority on swing, but
Hank Poisson doesn't think so. They get
along like cat and dog.
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Second Row — R. Babbitt, J. Walsh, L. Boiko, R. Dallessandro, G. Curry.
Front Row — L. Tripp. R. Poliquin, A. Coe, N. Gobeil, W. Poisson.
CLASS OF 1940
Third Row — L. Charroux, J. Brown, A. Szala, J. Ramsbottom.
Second Row — A. Setera, J. Ferdinand, F. Mitchell, V. Smith, M. Frazier, N. Walker.
Front Row — W. Sawyer, T. Blecharczyk, G. Silsbee, W. Delano, N. Harpin, C. Bradshaw.
NICHOLUS ANTONOULIS "Nicky"
Though quiet in his manner Nicky depends
upon his keen powers of observance.
CARLTON W. BRADSHAW "Toots'
Toots does his work easily and efficiently,
but he does a good job which seldom lacks
JOSEPH R. BROWN, Jr. "Joe"
Joe, a good natured fellow, is the victim
of so many jokes and tricks, he hardly knows
when something is not being perpetrated
TEDDY BLECHARCZYK "Ted"
Teddy is a fine student, workman and a
member of the basketball team.
LAWRENCE CHARRAUX "Dopey"
His dislike for studies and his blunt at-
tempts to free himself from their bonds has
left him many embarrassing circumstances.
WILBUR W. DELANO "Del"
"Del" was formerly a football star at
Dartmouth High School, but he has varied
his talent, and is now a big asset to the
"Tech" debating team.
MALCOM FRAISER "Mac"
Mac has a very characteristic fiery temper
whether in class or on the basketball floor.
JOHN FERDINAND, Jr. "Red"
"Red" never takes his studies too seriously
but can generally find some way of having
them done "nearly" on time.
NORMAN HARPIN "Hairpin"
Harpin, from the air corps in Hawaii, is
very frank in his convictions and will back
them up with fiery arguments.
FRED MITCHELL "Freddy"
Another of those who believe that studies
are all right in school where he can give
a good account of himself.
JOHN RAMSBOTTOM "Ramsay"
This happy-go-lucky fellow always has a
good line to fit the occasion.
WILLIAM SAWYER "Bill"
Big Bill is the star on the mythical unde-
feated football team.
Perhaps it is because he is so small that
he can afford to attend all the sporting events
in greater New Bedford.
VICTOR SMITH "Vic"
He is a good student who does his work
very well by applying himself.
GEORGE SILSBY "Manny"
This tall lanky fellow, formerly of the
Chemistry course, is endowed with a unique
sense of humor all for himself.
ALFRED SZALA "Al"
Though he finds it hard to return to his
studies, after working since his graduation,
he is making a sincere attempt to succeed.
NORRIS WALKER "Norrie"
Though Norris is the youngest and small-
est in his class, he seems to keep up with the
others very well.
CLASS OF 1941
Each member of the Freshman Chemis-
try Class seems to have a prized motto
which has been with him throughout his
early career. The motto — "The world owes
me a living," explains in short why teach-
ers go gray. In Textile the class is off to
a slow start. Not much has been accom-
plished yet. While the students haven't
started to improve their minds, their health
has become perfect through frequent naps
indulged in wherever they might be, in
laboratory or lecture room.
But suppose we look over each indi-
NELSON B. ARMITAGE leads the
noise-making element of the class. Talks
unceasingly in a penetrating voice, mostly
about girls. His laugh is a combined
cackle and screech which is the reason why
teachers lower his daily mark frequently.
JOHN BARTER is the opposite type
from Nelson, being very quiet. A quite
careful and industrious person always
found at his desk minding his own busi-
ness and doing his own work.
NORMAN R. BURT, we once proph-
esied, would be a matinee idol. At least
one person thinks he is God's gift to the
fair sex. Who? N. R. B.
JAMES F. CAIRNS, the lanky individ-
ual always working overtime perhaps to
make up for time wasted during school
Another possessor of that rare virtue of
being able to do one's own work, is
EVERETTE W. COUNSELL.
GEORGE M. DABROWSKI was once
proclaimed "Peanut Eating Champ of New
Bedford." Among the other things he is
tops in, is knowing what everyone else is
doing. Quell curiosity!
JULIEN A. DESJARDINS usually hides
behind a thick stubble. He is a good artist,
drawing elaborate apparatus set-ups to
accompany his experiments. Too bad the
experiments aren't as elaborate.
ANDREW WENTWORTH GOODWIN,
ex-Dartmouth High star. His masculine
prowess is going to waste in a school which
boasts only two co-eds.
RALPH E. HAWES, once nicknamed
"Cherubic Hawes" by an alert sports re-
porter. Now he vow's to eradicate anyone
who makes the fatal mistake of calling him
by that name. We'd better be careful.
BERNARD P. KUWASKI spends his
time worrying about coming chemistrv
tests. He worries more after.
Third Row — J. Barter. R. Sumner. E. Counsell. J. Cairns, A. Goodwin.
Second Row — N. Armitage, J. Desjardins, S. Michelson, R. Long. R. Hawes, R. Taylor. G. Stetson.
Front Roiv — G. Dabrowski, E. Wood, J. Morris. A. Taylor, E. Patnaude, J. Leontire.
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JAMES A. LEONTIRE has been feeling
like a cowboy without a horse. Reason —
his car hasn't been registered this year.
ROBERT R. LONG, who we all know
as "Shorty", has a sunny personality un-
equaled in the chemistry department.
one has to wake him up when the train
RAYMOND SUMNER is tops in his
studies. Certainly he does his best at any-
thing he undertakes. An inspiration for
the rest of us.
SIDNEY MICKELSON is the poor soul
who has to get up in the wee hours of the
A.M. to unload trucks. Such is the life of
a hard-working trucker.
For a bit of a traveler we have JAMES
J. MORRIS. He has visited many parts
of North, Central and South America. A
good worker we have found.
EARL PATNAUDE is the chemist su-
perb of this class of "mad chemists". He
can be seen at any time of the day with a
book in his hand; at that it might be
"Gone with the Wind".
ALDEN TAYLOR is constantly giving
advice on affairs of the heart. So long as
it is free we listen.
Who is late for school almost every
morning, sleeps through lectures and
undertakes experiments only with the as-
sistance of three or four others? None
other than RICHARD E. TAYLOR.
WILLIAM WINGATE is a person to be
envied. His father is an expert on textile
chemistry and dyeing. No wonder the boys
like to visit at William's home.
GEORGE ROBERT STETSON hails
from a hamlet somewhere north of here
called Myricks. Every morning he at-
tempts to do his homework on the Way to
school, but we hear that invariably some-
EDWARD B. WOOD, formerly Presi-
dent of the first year classes, was with us
only one term. We hope he is doing well
on the outside.
Walk do not run to the nearest exit.
CLASS OF 1941
A small but hilarious group of students
stormed the New Bedford Textile School
in September, '38, supposedly in the Gen-
eral Cotton Manufacturing Course. After
discovering that they were general clean-
ers and repairmen for the upperclassmen
thev took to their positions like true
W.P.A. aspirants, doing the least they
could in the most time. Never a day passed
without the three members of the Ritz
Bros. Wrecking Crew discovering some
new prank to wreck havoc on some one of
their classmates to the hilarity of the oth-
ers. So that you may know these indus-
trious fun-makers, we introduce the First
Year General Class.
CLASS OF 1941
Second Row—W. Synan, F. Frey, N. Hilditch, W. Steiner. S. Memblatt, R. Whewell, H. Touchette.
Front Row—H. Pollock, D. Stanley, B. Hathaway. M. Macia.
BARBARA HATHAWAY— Although she
is the only feminine member of our class,
she has the will and the way to get along
with her fellow classmates.
NORMAN HILDITCH— The pride of
the freshman class because of his feats on
the basketball court. Norm is also the
class' most active shadow-boxer.
MOSES MACIA— Our little prize pack-
age from New York, Moe is the originator
of such familiar expressions as "Lovely
Dish". "Fun is Fun"', "but you can't die
hasn't yet decided whether school starts at
8:30 or 10:30.
HERMES TOUCHETTE— Professor
Burlap, the most outspoken speaker ever
to enter Textile School. He plans to re-
vise the present Textile Methods.
HARRIS POLLOCK— Chief Chauffeur
to Hilditch and Armitage is Harris' most
tedious work while in school.
NORMAN DUCKWORTH— A late en-
trant to our class, he is the victim of fre-
quent "quack-quacks" from playful class-
STEPHEN MEMBLATT— well known
around school for his "thoity-thoid St.
dialect". We often hear him say while
working on machinery, "This is the doiti-
est woik I've ever done."
ISAAC STEINER— Ike is the most stu-
dious student we know of. He is truly a
handy man around the classroom.
WILLIAM SYNAN— Bill has been
christened "The Man about Town". He
DAVID STANLEY— Dave is just as
flashy in the drawing room as he is on the
baseball diamond. Who'd-of-thunk-it?
ROBERT WHEWELL— An expert loom
fixer, but still a noted member of the Ritz
Bros. Wrecking Crew — Stanley, Fre
FRANCIS FREY— Besides being a hard-
working member of the wrecking crew,
Fran found time to write this brief column
— just for your information.
Trifles make the life of man,
So in all things
Great and small things,
Be as thorough as you can.
Today as we stand upon the threshold of another commencement, we realize that
we are about to offer our talents to a swiftly moving world, and we wonder if the
noted authority who said, "They (the younger generation) are the hope of the world,"
really meant what he said.
But enough of the future, let us reminisce for a while; let's look back over our
three-year stop-over at this temple of education.
On the morning of Sept. 14, 1936, there entered the school a varied group of
bewildered students. But the bewilderment soon disappeared and it was found
that they were one of the most versatile and ambitious classes ever to enter the
school. This was proven at the first class meeting when breaking all precedents
they voted to collect monthly dues to aid them three years hence. Their intelligence
was further shown by the choice of their leaders of their Freshman year. The
officers chosen were: Floyd Ashworth, President; Frank Asp in, Vice-President;
Eunice Sylvia, Secretary; and Clifford Flanagan, Treasurer. Under their guidance
we felt that we could go far. Then, into the intricacies of school life and studies.
Life went along smoothly, and all became engrossed in school activities, the out-
standing among these being the fraternities. How well we remember the Rush
Week and Initiation Week, how well we remember the ministering of the various
degrees. Ah yes, it is a swell memory. Then on May 7, 1937, came the glorious
social of our class, this was the First Annual Spring Hop, sponsored by us and
held at the New Bedford Country Club. This also was a forward step in the right
direction. Our first year ended with the annual final exams, but we all came through
with flying colors and turned our eyes toward our second year.
Once again we returned fresh and ready to take up our tasks, some new', others
old, but all interesting and educational. We also changed our officers to give
governing to others who deserved it. Those to guide our second year destinies were
President, Joseph Dias; Vice-President, Louis Pacheco; Secretary, Gordon Ogden;
Treasurer, Donald Smith.
Although our class as a whole was comparatively inactive, due to the stress of
school studies, individuals attained much notoriety in fields of endeavor: Baseball,
Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, and Debating, all served to put Textile on the
Map of Outstanding Collegiate Achievements. The teams were ably coached by the
athletic members of the faculty. Time flew and once again we stumbled through
34 Fabricator, 1939
final exams onto a well earned vacation. Some of the students spent their short
time away from actual studies, in the plants related to the textile industries, and
gained a wealth of practical knowledge in this manner.
So we entered upon the final year determined more than ever to make a lasting
impression on the school blotter of studies and activities. After the class elections,
which found at the helm of our senior ship. President, Donald Smith; Vice-President.
Louis Pacheco; Secretary, Alfred Mikus; Treasurer, Gordon Ogden, we sponsored
a series of dances which netted us a pretty penny to go towards our commencement
expenses. The climax of this series was the Third Annual Senior Spring Hop, held
this year at the New Bedford Hotel Ballroom. Gay was the crowd with the beau-
tifully gowned members of the fair sex, and their gallant escorts, and once again
was chalked up another social success for the class of '39. Then came the duties
of organizing the year book and under the capable direction of Clifford Flanagan,
this beautiful and sensational book makes its appearance with a bountiful gain in
the educational and financial attainment. Then came the crowning event of the three
happy years, the Senior Banquet and Prom held at the Beautiful Silver Moon on
picturesque Buzzards Bay by the Cape Cod Canal. Soft lights, sweet music, and
canoes on the bay make this a memory that will linger long after others have
faded. Then came the graduation, and before a crowded auditorium we became
the first class to graduate in the dignified dress of cap and gowns. Now with dip-
lomas in hand we can face defiantly even this unsettled world.
Let us look back on the individual accomplishments of the members of our class.
The school will long remember the class' three-letter men, Elton Mann. J. Edward
Houghton, Joseph Dias, Albert Anselmo and Stanley Pelczarski.
Other athetes whom the team will miss are, Sam Craven, Alex Patykula, Bill
Armitage, Jerry Aillery, John Harrington, Herb Briggs, Dave Braiden, Joe Rose,
Scott Whiteher, and John Libby. The debating team will also lose its organizers,
Cliff Flanagan and Henry Taylor, also Fred Geary and George Duckworth. We
are proud to have contributed so many fine athletes and speakers to the activity
annals of the school.
Now as we stand at the parting of the ways, some will continue their education
at other institutes of knowledge, while others will give their all to the world's
industries. Let us always keep in mind the traditions and principles, remember
always that "Tech" is the school that is different. Who was it that said, "It is not
what you do, but how well that you do it."'
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J. Gerard Aillery
J. Edward Houghton
To date Heddy Lamarr
To play the Murphy Club
To be a comedian
To be Robert Taylor
To get a girl
To find a tall girl
To get a commission
To travel in his trailer
To score in soccer
To be in Esquire
To be a draftsman
To be a star
To be mayor
To meet Annette
To go steady
To own a car
To join the Whalers
To dry clean
To end a game
To be a success
To live in Bridgeport
To get married
To make the big leagues
To get out of tool room
To get nice nurses
To beat Holy Name
To imitate Harry James
To lead a band
To be near Fairhaven
To be a shadow
To be a Peter Arno
To beat the Whalers
To find a rare watch
To be successful
To make a team
To analyze socks
To be a politician
To own a gas station
To win a dance contest
To beat Buster Crabbe
To get his car
To go out with a girl
To get out of N.B.
To go out with Pacheco
Cheese and crackers
Who's got a rule
The roads were slippery
She's all right
Dag Nab It
Let's have a party
Let's go out
What was that
Let me borrow a dime
"The Murphy Club—"
Now I think that
How did you make out
Now Little Albert-
Meeting tonight Boys
Let's go to the Diner
It's a sin
I didn't foul him
I stayed in
What a week-end
Have your picture taken
Cut it out
They made me a Criminal
We wuz robbed
Connors and I we—
Here's the guy
Who said that
I'll get it done
Aw let it go
I know a guy
Cut it out!
Fix me up
1 fell asleep
Take a deep breath
Ha Ha Ha
Call me Tony
"You look hollow chested and thin," said the air pump to the inner tube. "What
seems to be the trouble?"
"Income Tacks," wearily replied the inner tube.
Mikus — I want a box of powder for my girl.
Clerk (trying to be funny) — The kind that goes off with a bang?
Mikus — No, the kind that goes on with a puff.
Aillery — Wouldn't it be wonderful if a fellow could read a girl's mind?
Dias — Yeah, just think what it would save on gasoline consumption.
Judge— Why did you steal that $50,000?
Ogden — I was hungry.
Smith — I understand that Mullaly can't meet his creditors.
Libby — I don't believe he particularly wants to.
I sneezed a sneeze into the air
It fell to the ground I know not where
But hard and cold were the looks of those
In whose vicinity I snoze.
Bill Armitage — Officer, could you see me across the street?
Officer — I could see you a mile off.
Eskimo — What would you say, darling, if I told you that I pushed my dog team
for 1,000 miles through ice and snow just to tell you I love you.
Eskimoette — I would say that was a lot of mush.
You can tell what stage a Textile student is in by the way he signs his name.
Freshman — Bill Smith
Sophomore — William Smith
Junior — W. Algernon Smith
Senior — William A. Smith
Graduate — W. A. Smith
Job Hunter — Smith
Waiter (to barbarian who tucks his napkin under his chin) — Sorry, no shampoos
with the dinner.
Mr. Gourley has defined a Bull and a Bear. We are waiting for his definition
of a Wolf.
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Doctor — A piece of dry toast is a good thing to prevent seasickness.
Libby — I prefer a dry piece of land.
The university president was delivering his baccalaureate. In the audience were
an elderly man and woman, obviously foreigners, who were having heavy going as
they listened to the president address the class of which their son was a member.
The mother (her brow knitted) — What he say?
The father— Who?
The mother — The beega falla in black robes.
The father — He say school is out.
Words of wisdom. Hold your nose while reading this one, to get the proper
Confucius say: When caught in hot water — be nonchalant — take bath.
Mr. Beardsworth — What is a shuttle?
Dave Stanley — A piece of apparatus connected to the loom to create a draft in
order to keep the weaver cool.
Harrington — What's the charge for this battery?
Mr. Foster — Three amperes.
Harrington — How much is that in American money?
Mikus — Waiter, give me some ginger ale.
Mikus — No, a glass is plenty.
A woodpecker sat on a Freshman's head
And settled down to drill,
He pecked and pecked and pecked away
And wore away his bill.
Babs Hathaway — You remind me of the sea.
Aillery — Why, because I'm restless, wild and romantic?
Babs — No, because you make me sick.
Vendor — Get your hot peanuts here.
Pieracinni — Have you got any pecans?
Vendor — No, but I've got some paper cups.
Smith — I wouldn't trust my own brother in this lab.
Mr. Brooks — Well you know your own family better than we do.
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WHO CAN THIS BE?
1. — Yes indeed — out in the industries — see the point.
2.— Wuffle *&%#" puffle $:?@- duffle *)('&&%" gives Orange 2.
3. — As far as I am aware — now when I was with the Supreme Print Works they
used to call me Harry.
4. — You guys should go down to New York — O.K. I was stuck!
5.— Hah! Hah! Hah! ZERO.
6. — Alright, pipe down now.
7. — Now, we'll weave da clot.
8. — Who's been swiping dye bottles from my shelf?
9. — Cume in.
We wonder who Dave Stanley means by the following: "Rocky", "The Fang",
"The Head", "The Whisperer", "Karpse", "Prof. Burlap", "Chee Chee", "Egghead",
What do you do in a toilet — Bowl?
WE WONDER WHY?
Mr. Foster told the Senior Electricity class that they would all have lame necks.
The Smith-Libby apartment had need of a TERMITE exterminator.
Ted Mullaly doesn't get a girl of his own.
Mr. Busby draws illustrations on the board.
Don Smith will receive a degree of B.N. or A.K.
Taylor's theme song is "Everyone knows about Old Jokes."
Political slogan: "Back to work with Gourley."
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DO YOU REMEMBER?
The day Mr. Foster told the third year Electricity class to do what they wanted
for the first half hour and everyone started to leave?
The dav someone put a fish in Duckworth's buret?
Aillery piled chairs on Dias, in the back room, so that Joe couldn't move?
The day Mr. Foster told Potter not to break his neck but to put what he was
reading up on the desk.
The dyeing test George Duckworth got back with the following note: "Mount
6.000 lbs. of cotton on what?"
The Christmas party the Third Year Chemistry class had in the lab.
The color test Connors got back with the following note from "MAC": "Who
did this first, y°ii or Phinney?"
When Pacheco lost his pants.
When Libby got Mr. Busby with a beaker of water.
When Potter brought $50 worth of equipment and said, "I broke it."
What a funny little bird the frog are,
Him ain't got no legs at all almos' hardly,
When him walk, him hop,
When him no hop
Him walk on little legs which him ain't got almos' hardly.
Anselmo — What is this picture?
Mr. Crompton — That's a locomotive boiler.
Anselmo — Why do they boil locomotives?
Mr. Crompton — To make the locomotive tender.
Geary — I just came from a Turkish bath where the attendant had Coca Cola hands.
Aillery — What do you mean Coca Cola hands?
Geary — "The Pause ( Paws ) that Refreshes."
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Third Roiv — L. Tripp, L. Pacheco, Absent, F. Geary.
Second Row — M. Kramer, J. Libby, E. Mullaly. D. Smith.
Front Row — Mr. John L. Fawcett, Mr. Edward L. Murphy, Jr., advisers.
THE INTER FRATERNITY COUNCIL
At the school this year the interest in fraternities and in fraternity affairs seemed
to warrant the establishment of some sort of coordinating body to oversee and guide
the brotherhoods to better relations with each other. Several of the students sug-
gested and drew up a provisional constitution for an Inter-Fraternity Council in
October, 1938. Both fraternities enthusiastically accepted the idea and the con-
stitution, and in early November the first meeting under the constitution was held.
Two members of the faculty, Mr. Edward L. Murphy, Jr., and Mr. John Fawcett.
were asked to represent both the alumni and the faculty on this board. They gave
very graciously of their time and influence in order that the embryo council should
have an excellent start in the world of fraternity affairs.
The constitution provides for the appointment of three councilors to represent
each fraternity, the president of each chapter to serve ex-officio, and gives power
of regulation of social affairs, initiations, etc., to the council subject to "advice and
consent" by the different chapters.
The first members of the Council, other than the faculty advisers were as follows:
Mr. Fred Geary, as President of Beta Chapter, Phi Psi.
Mr. Louis N. Pacheco, President of Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Phi.
Mr. Milton Kramer, as President of Sigma Phi Tau.
Mr. Donald T. Smith, of Phi Psi.
Mr. Edward F. Mullaly, Jr., of Phi Psi.
Mr. John J. Libby, of Delta Kappa Phi.
Mr. Leslie Tripp, of Delta Kappa Phi.
At the first meeting of the council it was decided that no permanent chairman
should be elected and that a temporary chairman should be chosen to supervise the
meetings each month.
A joint meeting of the two fraternities was held under the auspices of the council
and some small measure of success was attained in several unimportant fields, but
to its proponents the first year of the council was a disappointment. It was perhaps
too much to expect that all, or even any, of the important recommendations should
receive serious consideration from the brotherhoods during its initial year.
As for next year the councilors who remain hope to join with the new delegates
and renew the efforts to overcome the setbacks caused by the immature birth of
this idea which is still one of the best to come the way of the New Bedford Textile
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Front Row — M. Kramer, S. Memblatt.
Second Row — W. Steiner, S. Michelson.
Active Chapter Roll
Alpha — Philadelphia Textile
Beta — New Bedford Textile
Gamma — Durfee Textile School
SIGMA PHI TAU
Publications: Beta Bee Hive;
Alpha Whiproll; Quarterly Bul-
Councillor — Milton Kramer
Exchequer — Isaac Steiner
Corresponding Scribe —
Alumni Chapter Roll
Philadelphia New York
Colors: Black and Gold
The first event of the year was a joint "smoker" with the Fall River Chapter on
October 12, at Hotel Mellon, Fall River. Isaac Steiner, Steven Memblant and Sid-
ney Michelson were accepted as members of Beta Chapter. Their formal induction
took place at a banquet held in the Bijou Restaurant, Fall River, on February 28.
The most colorful event of the year was the annual convention which was held
in New York in April. Many members of the local chapter attended and experienced
a very enjoyable time.
Beta will not lose any active men by graduation this year and a larger, more ac-
tive chapter is expected next year.
Fourth Row — E. Mullaly, H. Touchette, E. Counsell.
Third Row — J. Beattie, W. Marceau, G. Ogden, M. Macia, E. DesRuisseau, H. Pollock, N. Hilditch.
Second Row — W. Syrian, E. Mann, N. Kessel, G. Duckworth, J. Dias, D. Dallessandro, G. Curry,
W. Poisson, N. Armitage.
Front Row — R. Gobeil, E. Simpson, F. Geary, A. Coe, D. Smith, J. Aillery, S. Craven.
Grand Council Officers
Grand President: J. E. Fite Philadelphia, Pa.
Grand Vice-President: Kempton Haynes Atlanta, Ga.
Grand Secretary : Theodore Thomas Bennington, Vt.
Grand Treasurer: Alec Stohn E. Taunton, Mass.
Alpha Philadelphia Textile School
Beta New Bedford Textile School
Gamma Lowell Textile School
Delta Bradford Durfee Textile School
Eta North Carolina State College
Theta Georgia School of Technology
Iota Clemson College, North Carolina
Kappa Texas Technological College
Lambda Alabama Polytechnic Institute
Colors: Black and Gold
Publication: Phi Psi News
President: Frederick Geary
Secretary: Arthur Coe
Vice-President: Donald Smith
Treasurer: Edward Simpson
The second eldest chapter of Phi Psi Fraternity, Beta Chapter was founded in
1904, one year after Alpha of the Philadelphia Textile School.
Beta Chapter experienced a very active 1938-39 season, inducting several new
members and enjoying numerous informal ''smokers" in the fraternity house.
The Third Degree and Banquet at the Hotel Myles Standish in Boston was a
very elaborate affair, enjoyed by all the members who attended. Beta sponsored
several dances this season in addition to their new idea of Turkey Raffles.
The Annual Phi Psi Convention was held March 31 in Atlanta, Ga., attended by
Fred Geary and Jerry Aillery representing Beta at the Formal Meetings. The 1938-
39 season was climaxed by the Farewell Banquet and Dance which proved a fitting
conclusion for a very active season.
Second Row — R. Connors, S. Pelczarski. R. Poloquin. D. Phinney, M. Frazier, R. Long.
Front Row — J. Libby, H. Perkins. L. Pacheco. S. Whitcher, Jr., L. Tripp. D. Braiden.
DELTA KAPPA PHI
Alpha Philadelphia Textile School
Beta Lowell Textile Institute
Delta New Bedford Textile School
Gamma Rhode Island School of Design
Louis Pacheco, Jr.
John J. Libby
Scott Whitcher, Jr.
Stanley Pelczarski, Jr.
Harry T. Perkins, Jr.
Colors: Royal Purple and White
DELTA KAPPA PHI
This year Delta chapter held its annual open house and smoker at the New
Bedford Hotel. The new brothers who were initiated into the chapter were:
Julien Desjardins, Robert Long, and Malcolm Frazier. These men added much
to the already outstanding chapter.
The officers who were elected to guide the fraternity for the fraternal year were:
Consul. Louis Pacheco, Jr.; Vice Consul, John J. Libby; Custodian, Harry T.
Perkins, Jr. ; Scribe, Scott Whitcher, Jr. ; Annator, Leslie Tripp.
This year an Inter-Fraternity Council was established, and the Dekes were
represented on the council by John Libby, Louis Pacheco and Leslie Tripp. This
council did much to promote inter-fraternity relationship.
The national convention was held in Lowell on May 5 and 6. Delta was
exceptionally well represented. Many fond memories and shadows will always
be connected with the '39 convention.
Delta chapter provided a goodly number of the school's athletes with Pacheco,
Libby, Pelczarski, Pieraccini, Tripp, Whitcher, Desjardins and Frazier giving their
all for the Alma Mater.
The Deke Volley Ball Team proved to be too much for the faculty on the
Saturday morning contests. We wish the faculty better luck next year.
We wish to thank Mr. Edward L. Murphy, Jr., for his time and effort as our
faculty adviser in fraternal affairs and his guidance in the inter-fraternity council.
The council had a most efficient and enjoyable year and the graduating brothers
extend their vows of brethrenship to the present or future brothers.
HIGH LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
Sailboating on the S.S. Pacheco Knights of Connies
Tripp at the Imperial Dekes vs. St. Lukes
Theatre Party at the State Nites at the Gulf Hill
Skating Carnivals at Boston
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When the call was sent out for
baseball candidates, the Textile lads
responded immediately and a fine dele-
gation turned out including a good
proportion of seasoned veterans as well
as many newcomers, several of whom
displayed fine potential ability, gained
from previous experience, making the
outlook for the 1938 baseball season
of New Bedford Textile School very
Altogether, it looked as if "Tech"
would have a strong team with the ex-
ception of the pitching department, as
there were only Winiarski, a veteran,
and Dias, who had seen a little service
the previous season. However, by the
time the first game rolled around, Coach
Thomas Gourley had a strong, colorful
team whipped into shape. The team
rounded out to be: Gula behind the bat,
Babbitt at first, Barry at second, Mann
at short, Patykula at third, and the
outer garden was taken care of by Ryan,
Presby, Mikus, and Zubricki. The
pitchers were Winiarski, Dias, and
APRIL 22, 1938
NEWPORT NAVAL TRAINING vs.
The New Bedford baseball team
opened the 1938 campaign by suffering
a defeat at the hands of a strong New-
port team by a score of 3-1. Textile's
lone counter came in the fifth when
Patykula walked, Mann was hit by a
pitched ball and Barry singled to score
Patykula. The Sailors' first score came
in the third, when Rip Chirdon blasted
a long home run to right center and
scored behind one of his mates, who
had reached first on an error. Newport
scored again in the eighth, on an out-
field error and a long double. Dias
pitched well and kept eleven hits well
scattered, while Newport's Slim Grey
allowed "Tech" but 5 bingles. Barry
led the Millmen with two hits in four
appearances at the plate, while Paty-
kula, at the hot corner, starred on the
APRIL 27, 7938
TECH vs. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE
The Millmen proved to be no match
for the crack aggregation representing
Wentworth. The trip to Boston was
marred by the 11-2 defeat, due mainly
to needless errors. The Millmen's bats
reaped in their brace of runs in the fifth
inning on a walk, Barry's double and
two errors, and altogether totaled but
three hits all afternoon. Wentworth
scored five runs in the first inning and
therefore "Tech" was never in the run-
Third Row — S. Whitcher, L. Winiarski, J. Menard, J. Libby, S. Craven.
Second Roiv — A. Zawisza, Mgr. ; R. Babbitt, J. Whalley, F. Presby, E. Mann, E. Gula, J. Ryan,
T. Gourley, Coach.
Front Roiv — J. Dias, A. Patykula, A. Mikus, T. Barry, F. Schick.
APRIL 29, 1938
DURFEE TEXTILE vs. TECH
The "Tech" team finally showed their
real power and broke into the win col-
umn with a decisive victory of 12-2
over Durfee Textile. It looked like a
real ball game up to the fourth inning
and then the New Bedford boys sent five
runs across the plate and ten men to
bat before the Durfee players could
retire the side. The game lasted only
seven innings as both coaches agreed to
call it a day at that time.
The Durfee stickers could do nothing
against the speed of Joe Dias, who al-
lowed only seven hits. The team played
errorless ball with Barry and Mann
handling 15 chances around the key-
stone sack without the semblance of an
eiror. Jack Ryan led the hitters with
three hits in four appearances at the
MAY 2, 1938
VOCATIONAL vs. TECH
Textile lost another ball game at the
hands of a scrappy Voke team by a
score of 9-7. The first four innings,
it was nip and tuck with the score see-
sawing back and forth, and being seven
up as the fifth inning opened. Voke
scored the winning run in the fifth and
put the game on ice with another
counter in the ninth.
Barry, the Millmen's second baseman,
led the hitters with two singles and a
double, while Patykula handled seven
chances perfectly at the hot corner.
MAY 5, 1938
BECKER COLLEGE vs. TECH
Behind the steady pitching of Wini-
arski, "Tech" defeated Becker 5-2 in a
well played game. Becker's 12 hits
were well scattered and they had eight
men left on the bases. The Millmen
jumped into an early lead as the
result of a long home run to deep center
field by Jack Ryan with a teammate
scoring ahead of him. Becker tied the
score in their half of the sixth with
two runs. "Tech", in their half of the
sixth, matched these two runs to take
the lead, never to be headed again. The
fifth run came in the eighth and the
game was in the bag. No Textile sticker
got more than one hit, but the orchids
go to Ryan for his first inning four-
bagger. Babbitt, at first base, handled
11 chances with ease, making several
hard ones look easy.
MAY 9, 1938
TECH vs. NEWPORT NAVAL
The Navy bunched five hits and three
passes in the first inning to score seven
runs and adding three more in the fifth
to hammer out a 10-2 victory over
"Tech". The Textiles scored in the first
on a pass to Mikus and Barry's double.
Again in the ninth Mikus walked and
scored on Ryan's safe blow.
Ryan again led the hitters with three
hits, and also stole the fielding honors
by gathering in four hard hit balls out
in deep center field.
MAY 17, 1938
LOWELL TEXTILE vs. TECH
The local Millmen with their timely
hitting and great defensive play com-
bined with the six-hit flinging of Wini-
arski defeated the visiting Lowell Tex-
tile nine by a score of 5-1. Lowell
scored their lone marker in the second
inning on a pass, a fielder's choice,
and an error. Barry singled Presby
home in the first, and in the second,
Mikus scored on Ryan's single to put
"Tech" in the lead, which was never
taken away from them again throughout
Patykula, with three hits, took the
batting honors while Barry stole the
fielding honors, handling six chances
perfectly at second base. Winiarski
worked smoothly and had reserve to
tighten in the pinches.
MAY 21, 1938
TECH vs. DURFEE TEXTILE
The local Millmen swept the season
series with their Border City rivals by
earning a 7-6 victory in a very closely
fought contest. The Durfee aggrega-
tion took the lead in the second inning
on a triple and a wild pitch. The
locals scored three runs in the third
only to have Durfee score two more
and tie the score. "Tech" stepped their
total runs up to seven, n the fourth
Durfee rallied to score three runs, and
it was only the good fielding of Paty-
kula, Barry and Mann, which brought
the rally to an end and thus protected
New Bedford's 7-6 lead.
Ryan was the top sticker for the
local aggregation, while the fielding
honors were evenly divided throughout
the whole team.
MAY 24, 1938
TECH vs. LOWELL TEXTILE
By jumping into an early six run
lead, the Lowell Textile nine was able
to coast to a 9-4 victory over the New
Bedford team. "Tech's" runs came in
pairs: two in the fourth on Ryan's
single, Patykula's triple and Gula's
single; two in the fifth on singles by
Babbitt, Winiarski and Mikus.
Gula led New Bedford at the plate
while Mikus, in right, provided the
thrills in the field.
JUNE 1, 1938
TECH vs. VOCATIONAL
"Tech" closed its season by being
edged 4-3 by Voke in a long drawn out
11-inning struggle full of thrills.
"Tech" held a 3-0 lead and seemed to
have the game on ice until Voke ral-
lied in the eighth and ninth innings
to tie the score. In the eleventh a
single, a sacrifice, and Procek's single
gave Voke the winning marker. Not
one inning went by but there were men
on the bases due to passes, hits, or mis-
cues in the field.
Ryan again stole the batting honors,
while Barry and Mann, "Tech's" key-
stone combination, Were tops in the
DROPS IN THE BUCKET
None of the players will forget
Presby's balancing act up in Lowell
when he nearly went down a steep bank
while chasing a foul ball.
Joe Dias still gets a kick out of tell-
ing about the time he nearly "beaned"
Coach Gourley in a practice session.
Many times the players on the visit-
ing teams had to be told that Sam
Craven was not "Tech's" bat boy. In-
cidentally, in a practice game with New
Bedford High, Sam's single scored two
runs which proved to be the margin of
Many had the idea that if "Elky"
Mann kept picking those line drives out
of the air, he would pick himself up out
in left field sooner or later.
In spite of the fact that the team
lost two more games than they won,
they scored a total of 48 runs against
their opponents' 57 runs.
INDIVIDUAL BATTING AND FIELDING AVERAGES
9 f- Ci 59 ^a.a»q a
S. Craven. Mgr.. A. Coe, E. Mann, J. Whalley, S. Pelczarski. R. Whewell, J. Ramsbottom. A.
Anselmo, C. Flanagan, A. Patykula. E. Gula. C. Carlin. J. Houghton. F. Frey, G. Curry,
This year's soccer team turned out
to be an all-veteran eleven, well re-
enforced bv competent substitutes.
Coach Beardsworth looked forward to
a highly successful season and was not
wholly disappointed. The "Tech" team
was always righting with the "breaks"
against them. If it had not been for
this, the Textilites would probably have
had a more impressive record. As it
was, they won 5 and lost 3. They de-
feated Bridgewater Teachers' College,
Tabor Academy, Brown Jayvees, Har-
vard Jayvees, and Durfee Textile, once.
They lost to Durfee Textile and Voke
The members of the team: Babbitt,
in goal: Gula and Carlin, fullbacks;
Dias, Patykula, and Houghton, half-
backs; Craven, outside right; Whalley,
inside right; Anselmo, center forward;
Pelczarski, inside left, and Mann, out-
side left. Reserves included Frey and
Flanagan, halfbacks and Whewell,
Ramsbottom and Curry, forwards.
OCT. 3, 1938
TECH vs. BRIDGEWATER TEACH-
"Tech" opened its soccer season with
a 2-1 victory over Bridgewater. They
scored twice in the first half, the goals
being produced from the toes of Pel-
czarski and Whalley. The second half,
"Tech" played defensively and kept the
Bridgewater booters well bottled up.
The Teachers' only score came on a
Patykula was the key man in the Mill-
men's defense and ably assisted by Frey
and Gula. Whewell, a newcomer, also
showed up well when given his chance
in the game.
OCT. 19, 1938
VOCATIONAL vs. TECH
After a hard fought battle, "Tech"
bowed to Voke 1-0, as the results of a
fourth period counter. The score came
just after the start of the fourth period
when Voke's outside man dropped a
corner kick in front of the "Tech" goal
and the ball was pushed into the net
before Babbitt could get his hands on it.
The Millmen kept the ball in Voke
territory a great deal of the time but
Voke's defense kept "Tech's" forwards
bottled up, thus preventing a score.
Patykula was again the outstanding
man on the field, although Babbitt de-
serves credit for his performance in
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goal, in spite of the fact that one shot
got by him.
OCT. 22, 1938
TECH vs. TABOR ACADEMY
"Tech" hooters won their second
game in three starts by topping Tabor
2-0. In the first three minutes of play,
Pelczarski beat the Tabor goalie with
a shot to give the Millmen a lead to
work on. The rest of the first half, the
Textilites kept the ball in Tabor terri-
tory trying hard to score again, but the
Tabor goalie tried harder and prevented
any more scoring. In the second half
Mann drove one past the Tabor goalie
to put the game on ice.
Gula and Patykula were the main
cogs in "Tech's" defense, while Whewell
and Mann stood out in the forward line.
OCT. 28, 1938
TECH vs. BROWN J.V.
The Millmen chalked up another
victory beating the Brown J.V. 1-0, the
result of Whalley's shot into the net
in the second period. The "Tech" hoot-
ers fired shot after shot at the Brown
goal only to have the goalie get in
the way and prevent further scores.
Babbitt, Textile goalie, handled but two
shots all afternoon.
Patykula and Houghton did yeoman
work in defending the Millers' goal
while Whalley led the attack of the
NOV. 8, 1938
TECH vs. HARVARD J.V.
In a drizzling rain, "Tech" beat out
a 2-0 victory over the Harvard J.V.
Club for their fourth win of the sea-
son. In the second period Pelczarski
poked one by the Harvard goalie and in
the third period Mann shook the net
for a score after receiving a perfect
pass from Craven. Babbitt turned in a
fine bit of work in goal handling many
shots from the Harvard hooters.
Houghton, Craven and Mann were the
outstanding players in Textile's victory.
NOV. 15, 1938
TECH vs. VOCATIONAL
Voke won the city schoolboy cham-
pionship by defeating Textile 3-1. Voke
tallied three times in the first half, the
last two coming within three minutes of
each other in the second period. In the
third period, "Tech" came to life and
Whewell crossed one in front of the
Voke goal. After a short scrimmage,
Pelczarski poked it into the net. The
Textile rooters were not able to capi-
talize on the few opportunities they
did have and thus 3-1 was the final
Gula was by far the outstanding
player in the Millmen's defense while
Houghton also turned in a commenda-
NOV. 2, 1938
TECH vs. DURFEE TEXTILE
Durfee Textile "booted out" a 4-1
victory over the New Bedford team due
to a continuous hard-driving attack
throughout the game. Houghton scored
the locals' only counter after Frey
had given him a setup in front of the
Durfee goal. The Fall River team out-
played the New Bedford aggregation
all through the game, their forwards
being quicker on the ball and their de-
fense men more sure footed.
Houghton and Patykula are the only
New Bedfordites worthy of credit for
NOV. 18, 1938
DURFEE TEXTILE vs. N. B. TECH
In the last game of the season, the
New Bedford Millmen defeated their
arch rivals by a score of 2-0. In the
first half, Mann crossed the ball in
front of the Durfee goal and Whalley
made his shot good to give his team
the lead. In the second half, Patykula
dropped a kick in front of the Durfee
goal and Anselmo shook the rigging
for the second marker. New Bedford
Textiles' defense was a stone wall which
Durfee could not penetrate and the
New Bedford forward line kept the
Durfee defense on their toes all the
Although each member of the New
Bedford team turned in a fine perform-
ance, Sam Craven, diminutive outside
right, was the most brilliant player on
Sam Craven, the mighty mite of the
team, showed us this season that size
does not mean anything in this game
Anybody watching the ""Tech" hoot-
ers practising would get the impression
that they were playing English rugby
instead of American soccer.
Carl Carlin was the warrior of the
squad and scored many a knockdown
during the season.
Wonder if Gene Gula eats Wheaties
to get all of the power he has to send
the ball on those high and long rides.
Houghton may be a quiet "Deacon"
in school, but you'd never think him
the same fellow on the soccer field.
In the Tabor game, Sam Craven spent
a great deal of time on the ground . . .
In the eight games, "Tech" scored a
total of i I goals against their oppo-
nents' 9 goals
SEASON OF 1939
The call went out for basketball and
on looking over the aspirants who re-
ported, it was easy to see that Textile
would have a fast team and if they got
off to a good start would enjoy a suc-
cessful season. An appreciable amount
of height among the fellows of first
team caliber was the only drawback.
Coach Szulik whipped his charges into
shape and the team was made up of
Houghton, Aillery, Mikus, Hilditch,
Mann, Anselmo, Pelczarski, Dias, Ku-
waski and Rose.
JAN. 7, 1939
TECH vs. HARVARD MEDICAL
In a free scoring game, "Tech" lost
their opener to the taller and more ex-
perienced Harvard Medical quintet by
a score of 56-45. The Harvard five
piled up a good lead in the second
period and were able to coast to an
Aillery and Mann led the scorers
with 12 and 13 points respectively,
while Hilditch, a newcomer, played a
great floor game, and found the hoop
for six points.
JAN. 11, 1939
ALUMNI vs. TECH
"Tech" chalked up their first win,
defeating a strong alumni 31-30. The
teams were closely matched the first
half, at the end of which the Millmen
led 13-10. The Alumni took the lead
in the third quarter and the Textilites
did not get it again until the final
minutes of play when they scored their
Mikus was "Tech's" outstanding of-
fensive player, scoring 11 points, while
Hilditch and Pelczarski turned in a fine
JAN. 14, 1939
BECKER COLLEGE vs. TECH
Becker College proved to be too
strong for the "Tech" quintet and
trounced the Millmen 57-27. The Tex-
tilites started off in fine fashion, leading
11-6 at the end of the first quarter, but
then the Becker five started to click and
rolled up the points to walk off with
Mikus netted 9 points to lead the
"Tech" scorers who played a stalwart
Third Row — S. Michelson, B. Kuwaski, N. Hilditch, J. Dias, F. Geary, Mgr., J. Aillery, D. Stanley,
H. Briggs, M. Frazier.
Second Row — S. Craven, J. Rose, A. Mikus, E. Mann, J. Houghton, A. Anselmo.
Front Row — P. Riley, S. Pelczarski, T. Blecharczyk.
defensive game. Aillery and Houghton
played great offensive games until they
were forced out via the foul route.
JAN. 18, 1939
DURFEE TEXTILE vs. TECH
Due to loose playing in the second
half, "Tech" lost to their Border City
rivals 46-34. The locals had it all their
own way the first period but the second
quarter found the Durfee quintet click-
ing and the rest of the game found the
score seesawing back and forth. The
third quarter proved to be the downfall
for the Millmen as they fell too far
behind to match strides with Durfee
in the fourth quarter when they put on
a desperate offensive drive.
Hilditch led the scorers with 10
points, while Aillery and Houghton
turned in some great laborwork.
JAN. 20, 1939
TECH vs. NEWPORT NAVAL TRAIN-
The Millmen suffered their fourth de-
feat in five starts due to a third period
scoring spree by the Sailors who coasted
to a 58-35 victory. The Naval quintet
did not start to pull away until just
before the half and then came their
big third period. "Tech" could not
overtake their opponents in the fourth
canto although they outscored them.
Hilditch and Mann were "Tech's"
only consistent scorers, dropping in 8
and 12 points respectively.
FEB. 5, 1939
TECH vs. ST. ANSELM COLLEGE
St. Anselm, due to a third period
rally, defeated the Millmen 41-34 in
an action-packed game. The "Tech"
quintet led until the third quarter when
St. Anselm dropped 15 points through
the strings. The Textilites fought hard
but were unable to overtake their oppo-
Hilditch was by far the Millmen's
outstanding player, both offensively
Millmen, Houghton and
FEB. 8. 1939
ST. ANSELM COLLEGE vs. TECH
In their return match with the col-
legians, "Tech" was completely out-
classed and lost 62-40. The St. Anselm
quintet put on a display of brilliant
passwork and shot with deadly accuracy
to practically burn the strings off the
hoop to roll up the points and coast to
an easy triumph
Mann were the only ones who were able
to find the hoop with any consistency
scoring 8 and 10 points respectively.
Houghton also turned in a fine floor
FEB. 11, 1939
TECH vs. DURFEE TEXTILE
By virtue of a 39-36 victory, the
Millmen scored an upset over the high-
ly rated Durfee quintet. The New Bed-
ford five did not click until the third
period and then they put on a brilliant
offensive drive to tie the score and go
ahead to win.
Houghton and Dias led the scorers
with 12 points apiece while Aillery and
Mann turned in a fine floor game.
FEB. 15, 1939
TECH vs. ST. GEORGE PREP
Combining fine team play and un-
canny accuracy for the hoop, the Tex-
tile five showed the St. George quintet
their heels and rolled to a 35-29 vic-
tory. At one time St. George tied the
score but the Millmen put on the pres-
sure and scored 11 points to St. George's
Dias led the offensive drives scoring
13 points, while Hilditch played a fine
defensive game. Houghton also de-
serves credit for his great floorwork.
FEB. 18, 1939
TECH vs. BECKER COLLEGE
The Millmen were victims of a scor-
ing rampage put on by the Becker five
and were swamped 94-34. In the sec-
ond, third and fourth quarters, Becker
scored 23, 24 and 27 points respective-
ly, so that the Millmen were never in
the running after the first period.
Houghton was the only Textile play-
er able to find the hoop, scoring 11
FEB. 22, 1939
SALEM TEACHERS COLLEGE vs.
Playing a fine caliber of ball, the
Millmen scored a 39-33 victory over the
Teachers College. In the third and
fourth quarters both teams put on
scorching offensive drives, but the Tex-
tilites got the better of the bargain and
gained the margin of victory.
Dias was high man scoring 12 points.
Houghton turned in a fine floor game,
creating many openings and feeding the
ball to his mates to score.
FEB. 23, 1939
TECH vs. VOCATIONAL
Due to a great offensive drive in the
final minutes of play, Voke edged out
the Textile quintet 39-35. The game
was fast and hard-fought from start to
finish. At the start of the fourth canto
the Millmen held a slim two point ad-
vantage but were outscored by the Voke
Mikus led the scorers with 14 points
while Houghton and Mann were strong
FEB. 25, 1939
NEWPORT NAVAL TRAINING STA-
TION vs. TECH
Due to a third period rally by the
Sailors, in which they dropped shots in
from all angles, the Newport five de-
feated the Textilites 44-36. "Tech" led
up to this third quarter and fought
hard in the fourth canto to undo the
damage but were unsuccessful and thus
had to take the defeat.
Mikus and Mann led the scorers with
seven points apiece, while Hilditch and
Aillery were strong defensively.
MAR. 1, 1939
VOCATIONAL vs. TECH
The Textile quintet climaxed their '39
season by edging their arch rivals 34-33
in a fast, hair-raising contest. The Mill-
men led all the way, but in the fourth
quarter, Voke put on a desperate of-
fensive drive and came within one
point of the Textilites in the final sec-
onds of play. Here Houghton put on
a one-man freezing act, dribbling the
ball back and forth until the final
Houghton took the scoring honors
with 15 points while Hilditch was a
bulwark on the defense. Mann turned
in a fine floor game creating many
openings for his mates.
Textile scored a total of 498 points
while their opponents totalled up 658
points against them.
In the early spring of 1938, Coach
Malcolm Richardson was greeted by a
squad of young tennis aspirants includ-
ing" student manager Arnold Aspden,
Nelson Kessell, Elbert Tripp, and Louis
Pacheco, veterans of the highly suc-
cessful '37 team.
The team won their first match de-
feating New Bedford High School 3-2.
Displaying excellent tennis the Millmen
then swamped Becker College, Bridge-
water State Teachers College, and
Fairaven High School, and shut out
New Bedford High 5-0, to sweep the
series with their city rivals. After a
hard-fought match, Tech met their first
defeat of the season (4-3), at the hands
of Durfee High, who sported an un-
usually good team for a high school.
Textile got back in the win column
against Bridgewater in their next match,
thus sweeping the series with the teach-
ers. However, in a return match with
Durfee High at Fall River, the Millmen
showed a complete reversal of form
from the fine tennis they had played
all season and bowed to their rivals 6-1,
E. Tripp scoring Tech's only point by
virtue of a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over his
opponent. By winning 3-2 in the sec-
ond meeting, Textile swept its series
with Fairhaven High in what proved to
be the final match of the season for
Another fine season was at a finish
for the Richardson coached clan. El-
bert Tripp, who was by far the best
racquet wielder Textile ever had, made
twelve points while losing three, and
was topped only by Nelson Kessell who
made fourteen and lost the same num-
ber. Arnold Aspden was next in line
with six wins and one loss, while the
others followed closely behind him.
The team was an exceptionally fine one,
losing only to Durfee while winning
seven games, and having another rained
out. Maroon jackets with grey leather
emblems were presented to the follow-
ing players: E. Tripp, N. Kessell, L.
Tripp, L. Pacheco, A. Aspden, and A.
Anselmo, all of whom will be eligible
next year except E. Tripp and A. Asp-
den. Arthur Coe and George Curry,
who played but did not receive jackets
will also be back.
The Record— Won 7; Lost 2.
Second Row — L. Pacheco, M. Richardson. N. Kessell, L. Tripp.
Front Row — A. Anselmo, A. Coe, G. Curry.
Front Row — H. Taylor, C. Flanagan.
Second Row — A. Taylor, W. Delano, Atty. L. Adelsohn, Coach, G. Duckworth.
Once again the orators of Textile
were represented in the intercollegiate
field. Starting the season with a new
deal in the coaching department the
debaters embarked upon their most am-
bitious schedule. The new coach, Atty.
Leo Adlesohn, divided his squad into
a varsity and a junior varsity team. The
varsity to handle the collegiate debates
and the JV's to care for the high school
The teams were composed of the vet-
erans Clifford Flanagan and Henry
Taylor, and newcomers, Wilbur Delano,
George Duckworth and Alden Taylor.
Fred Geary was also a member at the
start of the year, but was forced to drop
out because of other activities.
The varsity opened its season in
Vermont when a team composed of
Flanagan, Delano, and A. Taylor
dropped a close 2 to 1 decision to
Their next encounter was against a
strong Boston College team, no deci-
sion was rendered, but "Tech" proved
itself a worthy opponent. The team was
the same one that competed against
Middlebury. Worcester Tech, our next
match, was also a no-decision debate
and the team of Flanagan and H. Tay-
lor gave a fine account of itself. De-
bates are pending with Becker College,
Durfee and Lowell Textile and the Uni-
versity of Ottawa.
The JV's on the other hand are hav-
ing a bit of tough luck with the judges,
dropping close decisions to New Bed-
ford and Dartmouth High Schools. The
up and coming debaters on this team
were Duckworth, A. Taylor, Delano and
Geary. Future debates for the second
team include: Sacred Heart Academy,
Rogers High of Newport, Barnstable
High and N. B. Vocational.
Debating at Textile once again took
a forward step, and with a wealth of
material left its prospects are very
bright. It will, however, lose its found-
ers, Flanagan and H. Taylor, and also
George Duckworth, but it now is an
established activity and will carry on
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challenge to ingenuity . . . and Scott & Williams looks
forward, with the confidence born of experience, to
meeting the challenge — with machines that will — as
always, set the pace of the times.
SCOTT & WILLIAMS
40 WORTH STREET, NEW YORK, N. Y.
"THIS IS THE SCOTT & WILLIAMS MACHINE AGE"
RUBBER COVERED ROLLS
CRYSLER (PATENTED) SECTIONAL ROLLS
for every textile requirement — piece goods
or raiv stock. Your inquiries are solicited.
STOWE - WOODWARD, Inc.
NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASS.
New York Office — Woolworth Building
For textile processing oils and
soaps, lubricants and VIM TRED
Leather Belting, consult
E. F. HOUGHTON &
480 Canal St.
NEW YORK, N. Y.
88 Commercial Wharf
240 W. Somerset St.
Mt. Hope Finishing
No. Dighton, Mass.
Mason Brush Works
38 Austin Street
For Ninety Years
Makers and Repairers
of Brushes of All Types
Compliments of ■
Borden & Remington
"Machined Wiping Waste"
Dexter P. Lillie Co.
New Bedford, Mass.
Jonathan Handy Co., Inc.
Iron — Steel — Tools
Oxygen and Acetylene Tanks and
Tel. 327 28-30 William St.
NEW BEDFORD, MASS.
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS & COMPANY, INC.
ORGANIC CHEMICALS DEPARTMENT • DYESTUFFS DIVISION
With the use of these ROYCE-made Specialties . . Dyers and Finishers have MET
and MASTERED the severest complications of fabric processing. They experience
the highest efficiency at the lowest cost in operations of softening, color control,
printing and FINISHING rayon, silk and cotton . . in all their varied mixtures.
Sets a new mark of excel-
lence in color reduction
and stripping. High stability, full strength, uni-
form granularity attain the finest color effects
under a definite system of color control.
VriV H DAV*»The All-Purpose Oil. A
VLLV-U-KAI •softener .. a Finishing
Agent! Tames harsh and brittle fibres. Gives a
silky feel and extra body to synthetics, silks,
cottons and their popular mixtures. Leaves no
stickiness . . no rancidity.
* Heg. U. S Pat. Off.
Trouble-free Discharge Agent.
Produces WHITEST whites in
prints of rayon, cotton or silk. Clear solution . .
scratchless and smoothest running.
A specialized formulation of
Zinc Sulphoxylate Formalde-
hyde. Perfect solubility. Highest concentration.
Excels as a stripping agent for WOOLENS. Like-
wise useful for acetates and mixed fabrics.
Reaches a new standard of efficiency . . leaving
no residue in stripping bath.
• Ask for Literature
CARLTON HILL • NEW JERSEY
Universal Standard Travelers
Write for Samples
Manufactured exclusively by
U. S. Ring
AMOS M. BOWEN 159 Aborn St.,
Pres. and Treas. Providence, R. I.
"A TRAVELER FOR EVERY FIBRE"
Albany Machine Cloths
ALBANY FELT COMPANY
ALBANY, N. Y.
Machine cloths and felts for every
for textile processing
A double sulphonated Caster Oil
For cotton, wool, silk and rayon
HYDROSULFITES for all purposes
The scientific printing gum
GUMS — Arabic, Karaya & Tragacanth
An instantaneous wetting out agent
Jacques Wolf & Co.
Manufacturing Chsmjsts and Importers
The New Improved
Watson - Williams New
Improved Rear Tension Eye
has a new second pin which
traps and keeps the rilling,
particularly reverse twist
rilling, from wearing a
groove in the inside of the
eye, and from jumping out
of the tension pads.
THE SHUTTLE PEOPLE
Representatives: G. C. Burbank, 3 Bea-
consfield Rd., Worcester, Mass.; W. F.
Daboll, 22 Barnes St., Providence, R. I.;
E. V. Wilson, 308 Mills Ave., Green-
ville, S. C.
WATSON - WILLIAMS
USE WHAT EX PERTS USE!
ror perfect desizing, dyeing and
bleaching results, Diastal'or is an
It's dependable . . . and has been
the choice of leading textile men
for more than a quarter of a cen-
tury. When you are graduated, re-
member — •
Standard Brands Incorporated
595 Madison Ave., New York, N. Y.
New Bedford, Mass.
When you change over to some new kind
of yarn, rememher there is a Victor Traveler
made for every class of spinning and twisting.
In all we make some 14,000 styles and sizes,
so you can be sure we have the one you need.
Just tell your requirements to a Victor repre-
sentative, or write for FREE samples.
Victor Ring Traveler Company
20 Mathewson Street Providence, R. I.
P. O. Box 1318
1733 Inverness Ave., N.E. 173 W. Franklin Ave.
Atlanta, Ga. Gastonia, N. C.
Tel. Vernon 2330 Tel. 247
H & P Spool and Bobbin Co.
Bobbins and Fibre Head Spools
Cotton - Silk - Rayon - Woolen
BUSH & CO., Inc.
J. T. CHAMPION, Mgr.
CLEANERS and DYERS
512 Pleasant St. New Bedford
New Bedford, Mass.
When *pur Yearbook
9a chanted Lf.
HOWARD -WESSON COMPANY
44 Portland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
Aleut ZuXflaHxib, JdaSUf&U GoUetje Z+uyicuteAA,
National Silk Spinning Co.,
Silk Wool Rayon Acetate Rayon
Combinations Blends Novelties
Mill: New Bedford, Mass.
N. Y. Office: 49 E. 34th St.
Your School Photographer
58 Spring St.
VACUUM CARD STRIPPERS
YARN DYEING EQUIPMENT, For
Beams, Packages and Roving
WEAVER'S KNOTTERS, Scis-
sor Trimmed Knots
Abiiigton Textile Machinery
J. S. FALLOW & CO,
NEW AND USED
ALDRICH MACHINE WORKS
COCKER MACHINE & FOUNDRY CO.
F & F BUNCH BUILDERS
MANHATTAN RUBBER MFG. DIVISION
OF RAYBESTOS-M4NHATTAN, Inc.
WALTER L. P4RKER BOBBIN AND
TEXTILE SPECIALTY CO. — GIBBS
SHUTTLE TRUING MACHINES
TEXTILE FUR CO.
WALTHAM PICK COUNTERS and
WALTHAM HANK COUNTERS —
Made by Waltham Watch Co.
279 Union St., New Bedford, Mass.
209 Franklin Life BIdg., Greenville, S. C.
Acknowledgment to Advertisers
The members of the "Fabricator Staff" wish to take this opportunity
to express their sincere gratitud
all of the advertisers who have made
this book possible.
We recommend these firms
and their products and urge all
to purchase from them.
Abington Textile Machine
National Aniline & Chemi-
Albany Felt Co. Page
Borden & Remington Co. Page
National Silk Spinning Co.
Bush & Co. Page
Calco Chemical Co. Page
Revere Copper & Brass
Ciba Co. Page
Rohm & Haas Co., Inc.
E. I. DuPont De Nemours &
Rovce Chemical Co.
Co., Inc. Page
Scott & Williams, Inc.
J. S. Fallow & Co. Page
Jonathan Handy Co. P a g e
Standard Brands, Inc.
E. F. Houghton & Co. Page
H. P. Spool & Bobbin Co. Page
Lambeth Rope Corp. Page
U. S. Ring Traveler Co.
Loring Studios Page
Victor Ring Traveler Co.
Dexter P. Lillie & Co. Page
Mason Brush Co. Page
Watson Williams Mfg. Co.
Mount Hope Finishing Co. Page
Jacques Wolf & Co.